Get Creative with Citrus Fruits
Roxie's Heavenly Heart
After spending all that time outlining the healthy benefits of citrus fruits, it should be noted that they taste great in cocktails too! This recipe was created by mixologist Dale DeGroff and is named for the show tune from the musical
- 2 cups of tequila
- 2 cups chilled blood-orange juice (or orange juice)
- 1 cup orange-flavored liqueur (Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or Triple Sec)
- 1 bottle chilled champagne
Fill a shaker with ice and combine the tequila, blood-orange juice and liqueur. You will probably need to do this in 2-3 batches. Strain the mix into champagne flutes. Top off with the champagne. You can garnish with an orange peel, either by making it into a twist or by hanging a slice on the edge of the glass. Cheers!
Lemon Sabayon with Grapefruit
(Adapted from Kay Chun's recipe from Gourmet Magazine)
This dessert's tart citrus flavors will wake up your taste buds and the airy lightness won't weigh you down like other desserts. Sabayons are traditionally served warm, but if you can, serve this one chilled.